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489 Ratings

Get Low

Directed by Aaron Schneider
United States, 2009
Comedy, Thriller


Inspired by the true story of Felix “Bush” Breazeale, this stately frontier drama stars Robert Duvall as a backwoods eccentric who stages his own funeral—while still alive.

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Get Low Directed by Aaron Schneider

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  • J. O.'s rating of the film Get Low

    A very surprising little film with powerful, precise performances from its main players and a wonderful design - the gorgeous sets and costumes were a welcome sight. The story was a little too subtle, and towards the end the subtlety just created a predictability with all sense of mystery and intensity completely burned off. But in the end, a great little feature debut from Schneider.

  • FailedImitator's rating of the film Get Low

    Possibly the worst third act I've seen in a long long time. The first two were pretty good though, and Duval was great.

  • Z's rating of the film Get Low

    Great performances and obvious good intentions still yield a mediocre film. The film feels like a collection of moments rather than a cohesive vision. It is worth watching just to see old pros like Duvall, Murray and Spacek share scenes together. The cornpone musical score is overused and starts to seem like a desperate device to give scenes lift they would not otherwise have.

  • Rainn Holiday's rating of the film Get Low

    This movie has been on my Watch List for awhile However, I was somehow painfully disappointed. The acting was superb, mainly from Duvall, but that was to be expected. What stopped this movie from hitting home was the poor plot development, and the unexpected yet cliche turn that it took toward his reason for becoming a hermit. The suspense held just long enough, but it didn't deliver the goods.

  • Michael Harbour's rating of the film Get Low

    Not an especially deep or insightful movie but it feels like it is thanks to consistently outstanding performances from every player on the screen but led by Robert Duvall in top form. Just sit back and enjoy.

  • Liam Peters's rating of the film Get Low

    A lovely combination of comedy and drama sees a top-notch Duvall and a nice supporting cast - Black is the standout showing again he should be getting far more work - bring to life this sweet and just the right side of sentimental tale of a man looking back on his past. It looks beautiful with great camerawork from David Boyd and a lovely score by Kaczmarek. It doesn't soar but it's a nice enough tale.

  • Alvi Ifthikhar's rating of the film Get Low

    Well, it could have been a compelling piece. It has a promising premise, but the script itself seriously fails to perform. I don't have a problem with an isolated-seem to be bad guy who seeks redemption plot. but the execution was bland. It's too structured and rule abiding script that another average american films ( good or worse than this) tend to repeat over and over again that sink this boat.

  • Jared's rating of the film Get Low

    Get Low's concept is such an interesting one that this should have been a home run. Instead, with bland acting (outside of Duvall), poor plot development and average writing, it's more of a bloop single.